A Contemporary Writer for a Contemporary World
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Writing novels has been a lifelong dream. I still get hugely excited every time I hold one of my books or see it in a bookshop. I write because I love it, because I want to understand the world better and because I believe that stories are as important to us as food, water, shelter and oxygen.
Stories give us joy, they help us make sense of our past, our present and the baffling world in which we live. Perhaps more than anything, they give us a little glimpse into lives other than our own and so make us more sensitive to our fellow creatures. I couldn’t image a world in which I didn’t write. I hope you love reading my stories as much as I loved writing them.See my book range
It was a real honour to run a workshop at this year’s Young Adult Literary Conference (YALC). I had a great group of writers who really got stuck into the exercise and produced some super-engaging openings – they certainly had me wanting to read more. I was pretty jet-lagged and sleep-deprived but the conference was […]
The Milo Game
The wonderful Emma Williams from Little, Brown, has created a brilliant game to give readers an insight into Milo’s eye condition: Retinitis Pigmentosa. The game is great fun and gives readers clues about the novel too. Have a go and see whether you can get the highest score!Play the game